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The death rate from asphyxia – a lack of oxygen – has more than doubled for Kansas infants in just three years. According to a report published by the Kansas State Child Death Review Board, co-bedding was found to be one of the common 
causes of death among many 2016 incidents.ide

The safest place for your baby to sleep remains in a crib free from clutter like blankets and stuffed animals.

ABCs of Safe Sleep for Young Children: 
A. alone
B. on their back
C. in an uncluttered crib

In a recent interview with The Wichita Eagle, Christy Schunn, director of the KIDS Network said, “One of the things we ask parents to do is plan for the night, to make a sleeping plan: What am I going to do when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night so that we don’t put them in the bed with them?”

More on safe sleeping for your family here.

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